Posts tagged ‘365’
It was a day full of change as far as weather goes today. The day started off with blue sky and then the sky turned black with thunderstorms and heavy rain. A couple of hours later, this was the sky again.
We’ve had so much rain recently, it makes you really appreciate the times like this….blue sky and peace, calm.
Not Quite a Full Moon
Had a good day today, went to see my Dr about my back, who gave me some stronger anti-inflammatory medication. Starting to feel human again now! Good news, I start work on Monday, but half days for the week, due to my job requiring me to sit at a desk all day….not so great for a bad back.
This photo was taken just after the sun had set. Not quite a full moon, but beautiful non the less. I am quietly quite pleased with this shot, as I didn’t use a tripod.
I ran out of my apartment this morning to watch the sunrise. It dawned on me (pardon the pun) that I’ve only got a week of sunrises to see in Manly. It’s probably going to be one of the greatest things that I am going to miss when we move next week, seeing the ocean from our apartment and seeing sunrises in Manly.
I’ve got to enjoy them whilst I still can!!
Put Some Sparkle in Your Life
Today was my first day back at work after the Christmas break. At first, it felt strange being back, though by mid morning, I felt like I hadn’t been away.
After a long day, I arrived back in Manly and went for a swim in Sydney Harbour and it was absolutely glorious!!
The water was so incredible clear and warm.
Manly, Sydney, NSW Australia
Today is my last day of my Christmas break, tomorrow I go back to work and there is still so much to do, regarding packing, cleaning, moving etc. I have tried to do as much as I can today, IT ow feel mentally and physically exhausted. It’s true what they say…moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.
I just took 5 minutes out and went across to the beach to take my photo for today. I am going to miss Manly so much.
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
I don’t have much to say about today, other than the majority of the day was spent packing more and more boxes.
This photo was taken just around the corner from where I live. This pelican was about to land….to meet up with its friends – a couple of floating pelican’s on the lagoon.
Manly, NSW, Sydney, Australia
Where Summer Belongs
This is how each day should begin at this time of year…afterall, it is Summer here, in the Southern hemisphere. However, of late, the weather has been pretty awful, most days have been filled with grey clouds and rain. I wonder when Summer is planning on making an appearance.
Manly Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia
Take Shelter Whilst you Can
Today has been one looooooong day. I have been awake since 3:15am!
In this time I have…
I have watched the moon, saw dawn appear, heard 1 lone bird sing – the first birdsong of the day, watched the sunrise, saw blue sky appear, watched blue sky and little fluffy clouds disappear and within 2 hours this monster of a cloud replaced them whilst I was on the beach with a beach umbrella because 2 hours prior to this cloud it was really hot and sunny. This storm cloud moved so quickly and got bigger and bigger. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to pack up my stuff and ‘run for the hills’ (I didn’t want to get my camera wet!!)
Pretty impressive sky I think. Today, the sky made me feel so small…I felt like an ant!
Taken at Bungan Beach, Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia
This was taken this evening, around 7:30pm. I loved the clouds in the sky and wanted to focus more on the sky than of Sydney City, which are the building that you can see.
This was taken from North Head. This spot is one of the best vantage points by the way, to view the Sydney to Hobart boat race on boxing day.
Hope you like this.
The calming effect the ocean has on me…
Today, I had a rather long, busy day – followed by a mad dash to see the mortgage people, for us to sign our mortgage papers. It’s all done. I posted it in the letterbox, whilst my partner went to fetch the car. For a split second, I hesitated about posting it…as I feel like I have just signed my life away (this I know is just jitters, because it’s the first house for me) I am really excited, but my heart was racing and to be honest, I felt rather emotional. Sorry for mentioning buying the house yet again, but it is a pretty big step in my life.
On our way home, we stopped so that I could look at the ocean. By watching the waves rolling in, it calmed me incredibly, nothing else in my life – has such an effect on me. Like I have mentioned so many times in previous posts, I feel so content and alive when I am near the ocean.
Wet & Hungry
I felt so sorry for this little fella, he was absolutely soaked in raindrops. At first, I thought he wasn’t alive, because he was just soaked through. He was on the table that I was sat at, in the local park close to my work.
After last weeks poor butterfly, I saw this caterpillar and I sighed quietly to myself.
About ten minutes later – he started hurrying towards me, as I was eating my salad sandwich. A piece of lettuce had dropped on to the table and this little chap decided that he was going to get a free meal.
As the Day Begins…
Today is going to be a good day…I can feel it in my bones.
I didn’t have to set my alarm to go off this morning quite as early as I have to most days and I still woke up at 5:15am!! I do this nearly every day, I wake up before my alarm goes off. It drives me crazy, I’d give anything for a sleep-in.
On a plus note, if I hadn’t woken up when I did, I would have missed out on this beauty of a sunrise – so every cloud has a silver lining!
The Only Sun I’ll See
This was taken about 20 minutes ago – about 05:45am. As I write this, the clouds are gathering and getting darker and darker, I think I am going to be seeing a lot of rain today and not much sunshine.
Oh well, at least I started my day off well and got to see some sun, even if it was just for a short while, it’s better than nothing.
Let the Light Shine Through
As I was getting ready to add my photograph for today, I received a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognise. It was a Lady advising us that our mortgage application had been approved, which, let me tell you… is such a massive weight lifted off our shoulders, it now means that we can hopefully exchange contracts this weeks, which means that we will be moving (hopefully) next month – woo hoooo!! It will also mean that no-one else can put an offer in on the house that we are interested in – this is something that I have been so worried about as I know that it does happen and I was dreading the fact that it could happen to us, now…unless we get some really unfortunate luck – this won’t be something that we will have to worry about.
I can’t wait to have a garden and to grow vegetables, to have a dog, to have possums in our tree, to plant native flowers that attract native birds. To finally have somewhere that we can call ‘ours’. To finally, have a proper home.
I’m so excited, I feel like Christmas just came early!
This photo, I took this morning, before I started work and I remember as I took it, I actually felt as though the sky was opening up before me and was letting the light shine through on to me. Maybe I was right.
What a year this has been!
I hope you like this photo.
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Day after the Night Before
Today has been a very quiet day after last night. It’s nice not doing much to be honest and the weather hasn’t been all the great today. As I write this, I’m looking out at the ocean and all I can see is rain and grey clouds.
Because we (my partner and I) weren’t feeling the greatest, from perhaps a little tooo much alcohol last night, we decided to go and get a much-needed coffee. On our way home, we stopped at this beach, so that I could take a photograph during a break in the rain.
I wish the sun would come out to play today.
This was taken at North Curl Curl, Sydney Northern Beaches.
And so the festive season well and truly begins…
Tonight was such a good evening. I went to my partners work Christmas Party, which was held at Luna Park, Sydney. It was fancy dress and the theme was ‘uniform’. My choice, was to go as a Mime Artist – I wanted to do something a little different to the usual Nuns, Vicars, Doctors, Pilots, Nurses etc…
It was such a fun night and everyone made a really good effort, there were indeed all of the above uniforms, including a pregnant(real life pregnant) Nun and a Vicar, a Cross dressing Vicar, which in my opinion was one of the best costumes of the night, the image of him will stay with me for a loooooooong time.
Then there was my partner who went as a Pirate, not sure that a Pirates eye patch and a scarf around the head with a skull & crossbones is considered a uniform, but never the less, he looked really good.
There were others in school uniforms – lots of Pilots (I’m sure that this was probably a wishful thinking in another life kind of costume!)
They actually had a photo-booth there, so that you could take photographs of yourself (what a great idea)! Let me tell you, there were some very very funny photographs in that booth!
My entry today, is a photo of the photographs of me.
Hope they make you smile.
Haven’t had a fun night out like this in such a long time.
The End of Another Busy Week
This photo was taken at the end of today, shortly before sunset. I was so tired by the time I got home from work and to be honest, I really had to summon up the energy from the bottom of my feet to go outside and get some inspiration to photograph something. This photo was the best I could do I’m afraid. I’m sooo tired.
Manly Lagoon, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia